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Hillabee Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church, Daviston, Alabama

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The 136th session of the Hillabee Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Rocky Mount Primitive Baptist Church in Daviston, Alabama. The class sang 32t, 64, 68b, 72t, 63, 73t, 99, 313t, 26, 27, 560, 448b, 236, 401, 400, 340, and 341.

RECESS

Ed Thacker offered a prayer. A business session was held to elect the following officers for the convention: Chairman—Charlotte Bishop; Secretary—Jenny Acton; Arranging Committee—Nell Estes.

Leaders: Charlotte Bishop and Jenny Acton 145b and 229 (CB); Oscar McGuire 155, 171; Ed Thacker 111b, 460; Robert Chambless 284, 77t; Douglas Kirk 45t, 72b; Jacob Acton 282, 100; Brandon Acton 40, 53; Bentley McGuire 325, 329.

LUNCH

Charlotte Bishop and Jacob Acton brought the afternoon session to order leading 200.

Jenny Acton conducted the memorial lesson and led 146 in memory of Lora Kelley, and 288 in memory of M.B. Forbes and Milton Oliver.

Jenny Acton led 222 for the following sick and shut ins: Eugene Forbes, Bud Oliver, Elder L. Culver, and Dale Harris. Jack Nelson closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Charlotte Bishop 335; Jeff Sheppard 322, 142; Jack Nelson 480, 30b; Floy Wilder 283, 422; Nell Estes 112, 371; Jenny Acton 170, 108b; Mary Jean Payne 373, 438 (for Eugene Forbes); Judy Chambless 372, 389; Sharon Whitehead 294, 143; Charlotte Bishop 196, 268; Ed Thacker 220; Robert Chambless 84; Jack Nelson 369; Bentley McGuire 567; Brandon Acton 385b; Jacob Acton 289; Judy Chambless 354t.

Announcements were made. Charlotte Bishop led 56t as the closing song. Kenny Whitehead offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Charlotte Bishop; Secretary—Jenny Acton